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Visiting the National First Ladies' Library First Ladies National Historic Site

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for large group/bus tours call or email

The First Ladies National Historic Site, operated and managed by the National First Ladies' Library, is housed in two buildings. One is the Ida Saxton McKinley Historic Home and the other building, just a block north, is the Education & Research Center where the museum is housed. BOTH buildings are handicapped accessible.

NO PHOTOS OR VIDEOS are permitted to be taken in the Research & Education building.

Guided Tours:Tour both the Education & Research Center and the Saxton McKinley House for 1 admission price. Tours begin at the Education & Research Center.

Reservations are highly recommended as tour size is limited. Reservations are REQUIRED for groups of 6 or more. Please call or email to reserve in advance.

Tour Hours

Monday:CLOSED, no tours,gift shop open 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30 p.m., plus Sundays in June, July & August at 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30 p.m. Reservations required for groups of 6 or more only, recommended for all others.

We are CLOSED ON: Feb 15 Presidents Day; May 30 Memorial Day; July 4 4th of July; Sept 5 Labor Day; November 24 Thanksgiving; Dec. 24,25 Christmas
Research Library: Open by appointment only

The weather at First Ladies National Historic Site is typical of Northeastern Ohio: four distinct seasons. Spring's rain and warming temperatures bring new leaves on trees and blooming wildflowers. Summer temperatures range from 49 to 95 degrees F and can be humid. Fall temperatures can range from low 70s during the day to freezing during the night. Fallcolor peaks mid-October. Winter weather conditions can rapidly change. Temperatures vary from mid-30s to below zero.

Entrance Fees:

General Adult - $7.00

Admission for one adult. Gated parking is free of charge. Code given upon reservation.

Senior - $6.00

Admission for one Senior (age 62 and older). Gated oarking is available free of charge. Code given upon reservation.

Child - $5.00

Admission for one child (under the age of 18). Gated parking is free of charge. Code given upon reservation.

National Park Pass - $4.00

Admission per person with National Park Pass.

Last updated: August 24, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

By Mail: National First Ladies Library 205 Market Avenue South
Canton, OH 44702-2107


(330) 452-0876

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